Thursday, October 3, 2013

Christina Milian at the ALMA Awards: Red Carpet How-To from Stylist Randy Stodghill

History was made on Friday night when the 2013 ALMA Awards were broadcasted live for the first time ever. From head to toe, Christina Milian stole the show on stage in Pasadena, California with her Grecian-inspired look. The young singer/actress and Dancing with the Stars contestant was a vision in her goddess-style, classic cream-colored Sen Couture gown. Her hair was the perfect pairing in a full, high pompadour, a classic up-do and must-have accessory to achieve the desired look. Christina turned to her long-time stylist, Randy Stodghill, who took a fresh approach to, adding a modern twist and his own personal touch.

To create the look, Stodghill noted how healthy her hair is, pulling it back into a loose ponytail and folding it over into a bun. "The condition that your hair is in is key when trying to make a style work." He then left out some strands of hair, making loose curls. He used the curls as a frame for the bun and also set the front of the hair in rollers to achieve volume. He played with the hair with his fingers to add texture and then brushed the front of the hair towards the side and back to create the modern pompadour look, pinning it under the bun.

When asked what he recommends for those trying to achieve this look at home, Randy mentioned Christina's hair is thick and gorgeous but not all of us are blessed with that naturally. "I always recommend my clients start taking Viviscal because it makes a big difference. The hair grows faster and gives more oomph, while leaving a healthy shine and soft finish. You end up having more volume because it is thicker and gives an all-around healthier appearance."

"I have a lot of clients that complain about thin, dry, unhealthy and dull hair and the first thing I always ask them is what are you doing? They always admit to something unhealthy. People forget hair is alive. If you keep your body healthy and feed it what it needs to function, your hair is bound to grow and flourish too."

Randy also noted how important diet is. He recommends Viviscal, lots of water, sunflower seeds, eggs, whole grains - all things that make hair shine beautifully, and keep it hydrated. "I am big on supplements for hair and skin, I tell all my clients, teach your body right and your hair and skin will look beautiful."

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